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Sargent Memorial Library and Hager Land Boxborough

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Sargent Memorial Library and Hager Land
427 Massachusetts Avenue
Boxborough, Massachusetts 01719
Sargent Memorial Library webpage
Hager Land webpage
Hager Land brochure and map

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Sargent Memorial Library & Hager Land Boxborough
Coordinates: 42.483175, -71.5031648
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About Hager Land
The Hager Land area is located on MA-111 behind Blanchard Memorial School. Parking and trail access are available at the school, the Sargent Memorial Library, and on Boxmill Road and Emanuel Drive.

Blanchard Memorial School is located on 20.22 acres of this parcel. The Hager land, which houses Sargent Memorial Library, is a 94.43-acre parcel; the Smith, Flagg, and Foster Land is 5.31 acres; and the Guggins Brook Land is 6.11 acres. Large and small glacial boulders are readily visible. The land contains a red maple swamp, Guggins Brook, and a drumlin (a ridge composed of glacial drift) named Hager Hill. White pine and hemlock groves provide cover for lady slippers and other delicate flowers. Trees include hickory, cedar, fir, maple, birch, and oak. The main trail loops around Hager Hill and several trails lead to the top. Trail cameras have captured porcupines, deer, red foxes, eastern coyotes, and a bobcat in these woods. The wetlands behind the school host nesting osprey, wood ducks, and hooded mergansers, among other migratory waterfowl that also pass through.
From Hager Land webpage